In-Class Lecture | Evy L. M. Slabbinck: Digitally Supported Design and Fabrication Methodologies for Timber Structures

Monday, March 29, 2021, 2 - 3pm

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Image: Tamedia Office Building, Zurich / Shigeru Ban Architects

Image: Tamedia Office Building, Zurich / Shigeru Ban Architects

This event will be conducted through Zoom. Please see newsletter for password and join link

The lecture is part of Thorsten Helbig and Florian Meier's ARCH 132B Structures II class. 

With climate change in mind, timber construction is the future! Building in wood is sustainable, efficient and lightweight. How can these advantages of wood be maximized by a digital workflow and bringing the design-team’s aspirations of form, function, and construction into harmony? By example of realized complex geometry timber projects, this lecture will discuss how to go successfully from an early design concept to a highly systematic pre-fabricated timber structure.

Evy L. M. Slabbinck is a structural engineer and architect at Design-to-Production (D2P), Zurich. Evy is currently also teaching Structural Design at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Previously she was a Research Associate and tutor at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design at the University of Stuttgart.
D2P is a Zurich based firm that focusses on three key services with more than a decade experience: digital planning, consultancy and software development. D2P is proving the missing link in the planning, design and fabrication of complex structures by closing the process chain that links a construction idea to its fabrication. D2P has collaborated with numerous renowned architects and designers, such as Foster + Partners, Marks Barfield architects, Zaha Hadid, X-Tu architects and in particular with Shigeru Ban (AR’84).

This event is accessible to current Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff. 

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